Sans Souci Pre-School is a non-profit service funded by the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) and regulated by the Education and Care Services National Regulations. The preschool operates in a beautiful environment and is well resourced with extensive indoor and outdoor areas. A variety of stimulating and inviting experiences are provided in a warm, safe environment that is appropriate for all children. The preschool employs well above the required staff:child ratios and qualifications of staff as we believe this enables us to deliver a high quality early childhood education.
Hours of Operation
Sans Souci Community Pre-school follows the NSW Department of Education school terms, closing for School holidays. We also close on Public Holidays and pupil free days which are generally held on the first and last day of the school year. Our licensed hours of operation are from 8.30am to 4.00 pm.
The preschool caters for up to 72 children daily between the ages of 2 and 6 years of age. Preference is given to 4 year olds so we cannot guarantee placement for a younger child and it is rare for a 2 year old to be offered a place (they would normally need to turn 3 before the end of Term 1).
There are 3 classrooms with up to 24 children in each class who are guided by a team of 3 early childhood educators lead by an Early Childhood University trained teacher. Children usually attend 2 or 3 days per week – 2 days Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday or 3 days Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday.
Enrolments for the following year commence around July or August but cancellations can occur at any time during the year. When making offers of enrolment, the preschool follows a priority of access according to our funding agreement followed by children who have been on the waiting list the longest. Offers occur by mail, phone or email.
Our transition to preschool program includes an Enrolment Information Night usually held in September. Families are also invited to attend an open morning with their child during Term 4.
Children bring their own food to preschool which includes morning tea, lunch and a drink bottle containing water. We encourage healthy food and therefore recommend fresh fruit and vegetables and nutritious snacks and sandwiches. The preschool is allergy aware and due to the serious risk posed to children with allergies, we do not allow families to bring food that contains traces of nuts.
The preschool teaching team consists of University trained Early Childhood teachers and educators with Diplomas in Child Studies or Certificate 111 in Children’s Services.
Each class has a minimum of 3 educators every day enabling us to provide small group experiences and quality interactions with the children.
Along with our administration staff, cleaners and outdoor maintenance staff we aim to provide an efficient, caring and pleasant environment for all the children and families.
Family participation has been a feature of the preschool since its establishment. We aim to work in partnership with families and there are many opportunities, both formal and informal, for families to be involved. These may include becoming a member of the Board of Management, assisting with fundraising, participating in preschool functions or contributing to the program in various ways. We understand that parents are busy people so we respect a parent's decision to involve their family in the best way that suits them.
We look forward to welcoming you for a visit to our preschool and answering any questions you may have about our program.